OT Why doesn't the credit card company put your photograph on your card?

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Anyone think having your photo on your card is a bad idea?
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On 12/19/2011 4:12 PM, Metspitzer wrote:

No. Do you?
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That's OK.
Merry Christmas or Happy (insert your holiday here)!
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Do you really think that putting a picture of a dog - any dog...in fact, *anybody's* dog - is the same thing as putting the card owner's photo on the card?
I'm guessing she's not using the dog to identify herself. There's no liability on the CC company's part in putting a pet or a flower or your first car on the card.
However, if the CC company is going to put your picture on the card so that it can be used to prove that the holder is the card owner, I'm guessing (but I don't know for sure) that there is some liability on their part and therefore it won't be free.
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wrote:

I'd rather have a chip & pin card like they use in Europe. Lost card? No big deal, useless without the pin.
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No, but it won't do anything to cut down credit card fraud, which is what you are really asking.
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wrote:

I often get asked for photo ID when using a credit card for purchases over some small amount. Guy at the tire store asked for TWO photo IDs,for a $78 charge. And the gas pumps where I buy gas ask for my zip code.
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You maybe look like a thug? Live in a though neighborhood?
Sometimes AMEX needs the zip code punched in, but not all the time. Never had to for any card using gas.
Don't recall ever being asked for another ID but I may have been. Could be because I look like Tom Sellek people get confused. Yeah, that's it.
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59 yr old bald guy,with white goatee. my neighborhood seems pretty non- thug. Although I was in Orlando for the tire store.That's gone heavily hispanic,with the resultant crime increase.

in my younger days,people thought I looked like Lee Greenwood.
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snipped-for-privacy@aol.com wrote:

Seems to largely be place dependent. I collect shirts from both Hard Rock Cafes and Margaritaville. No matter where I go (Key West, Nashville, or Grand Turk) the MVille always asks for ID. The HRC, never. Actually, MVilles are the only places I can think of all the places I go that checks ID with about every card use.
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But what if you mailed them a photo of yourself in the nude! :)
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Anyone think having your photo on your card is a bad idea?
I have had my photo on my credit card for many years-works great!
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My Costco AmEx card does have a photo on the back. And it has been compromised twice in the last three months.
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On 12/20/2011 10:20 AM, dgk wrote:

Ugh... I just got mine for a trip overseas. We never used it. I only use the Amex at costco and for costco online. Do you have a idea how it's been compromised? The last time my ID was stolen we had just returned from Rome. We used our debit card at the Hard Rock Cafe there. Really bad idea. Not sure if that was how it happened but it was something out of the ordinary. We got the Amex to use overseas. Maybe that wasn't a good idea. I try to use cash overseas as much as possible and get cash from ATMs but the cards still get used. Cash flows so fast when we are over there.
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My confusion was " I have no idea what zip code I'm in" LOL
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Metspitzer wrote:

Some do.
Capital One for example. Here's how you do it: http://www.capitalone.com/imagecard/
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Read a copy of the merchant's CC agreement. They are not supposed to accept CC that is not signed, they cannot ask for ID, and if anything is wrtitten on the CC, such as "check ID", it is to be considered altered and is not supposed to be accepted. When any merchant attempts to violate the agreement, I file a complaint with the CC issuer and the merchant. I have never received any reply supporting their action but have received apologies and one monetary settlement. You are not required to carry your "papers" to be presented to anyone who makes a demand.
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I rarely give my card to anyone, but it happens, and I have charged several thousand at one time. They usually just swipe it.
I was impressed with capital one. They cancelled my card and notified me of possible fraud. They verified with me. Photos don't work on Internet transactions. They sent me a new card.
I wish I knew the source of the fraud.
Greg
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I'm guessing you're at the register and not in accounting...
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Because you are too ugly.
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